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Written by Lisa Cates   
Thursday, 06 December 2012

Recycling Schedule (pdf) 

Republic Services, the Town’s refuse contractor, observes six holidays throughout the year: 

     Memorial Day    Thanksgiving

     July Fourth     Christmas Day

     Labor Day       New Years Day


Trash/recylce pickup will be delayed by one day when/if one of these holidays falls on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.  If your pick up day is Thursday and a holiday falls on a Thursday, your pick up will be moved back to Friday.  Your pick up will not be delayed when the holiday falls on a Friday.


A refuse disposal area is available at the Public Works facility.  Residents with refuse service through the Town of Schererville may utilize this disposal area.  Common household debris may be dropped off here.  Construction materials, concrete, paint and hazardous wastes will not be accepted.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Republic Services will collect a limited amount of bulk items along with the regular pick-up.  One large item per week (furniture, appliances, etc.) will be picked up.  A mattress with the box spring is considered one item.  All wood and carpeting must be cut into four-foot lengths and bundled.  Construction and demolition debris (not to exceed one cubic yard) must be contained and not exceed 50 lbs.  If you have a construction project such as roofs, siding, fences, decks, major remodeling and concrete work you need to have a dumpster on site for debris removal.  Construction debris may not be disposed at Public Works.  Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers containing Freon must have the Freon evacuated for removal.  Before picking up any of these items, Republic Services must receive documentation that all Freon has been removed from the appliance. Contact Republic Services at 219-662-8600 or for additional information.


Hazardous Waste needs to be disposed of properly.  The refuse driver will pick up Latex paint provided it is dried up with newspaper or kitty litter and left open.  The Lake County Solid Waste Management District has drop off sights for oil base paints and other household hazardous waste.  Hazardous materials may not be disposed at Public Works.  A schedule of drop off sights, along with other valuable recycling information may be found by visiting their website at


Grass clippings (not leaves) may be disposed with your weekly refuse. Leaves cannot go into the landfills.  

 Acceptable Recycle Items 

Aluminum, steel and tin food/beverage containers

#1 through #2 plastic food/beverage containers

Clear, green and brown glass food/beverage bottles

Mixed papers:  cereal boxes, flyers, copy paper, corrugated cardboard, magazines, catalogs, paper grocery bags, junk mail and newsprint

 Non-Acceptable Recycle Items 

Any container from oil, antifreeze, windshield fluid or other car liquids.

Plastic trays or pots from flowers and plants.

Salt bags, top soil bags, packaging plastic, LED light bulbs, plastic toys, aerosol spray cans, window glass, rubber products, mirrors and plastic bags.

Fabrics, wood, drinking glasses, Styrofoam or containers used to store chemicals and paints.

Recycling is picked up every two weeks.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 July 2015 )
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